How To Install Osclass on CentOS 7

r00t April 30, 2016

Install Osclass on CentOS 7

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Osclass on your CentOS 7 server.  For those of you who didn’t know, Osclass is a popular open source project that allows you to easily create and manage your own classifieds website without any technical knowledge. This PHP application is used by thousands of users around the world for creating job listing, sales listing, real estate and other similar listing websites.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Osclass on a CentOS 7 server.

Install Osclass on CentOS 7

Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

Step 2. Install LAMP server.

A CentOS 7 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install required PHP modules:

Step 3. Installing Osclass.

First thing to do is to go to Osclass’s download page and download the latest stable version of Osclass, At the moment of writing this article it is version 3.6.1 series:

Unpack the Osclass archive to the document root directory on your server:

We will need to change some folders permissions:

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for Osclass.

By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB:

Configure it like this:

Next we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the Osclass. Run the following command:

This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MariaDB root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for Osclass installation:

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for Osclass.

We will create Apache virtual host for your Osclass website. First create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ file with using a text editor of your choice:

Next, create the virtual host:

Add the following lines:

Save and close the file. Restart the apache service for the changes to take effects:

Step 6. Accessing Osclass.

Osclass will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com/index.php or http://server-ip/index.php and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Osclass. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Osclass on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Osclass web site.

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